MMMSP e-book publication formats and devices

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All PDF-reading software lets you:

[1] go to any page number in the PDF file;
[2] search for text anywhere the PDF file;
[3] zoom display in or out (within reason);

[4] reopen the PDF book at the page you last visited
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Here's a comparison of features using three different apps that are supposed to let you read PDFs on an Android tablet (Sony SPGPT 111BGB/S).
App features are listed in the left column. The three other columns are for:
[1] Adobe Reader version 10.2.1; [3] Kindle for Android version 3.6.0.87; [3] Reader for Sony Tablet version 1.0.3.

Feature
Adobe
Kindle
Sony
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highlight text, copy and paste
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strikethrough & underline
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draw/write freehand in book
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add/edit/delete signature
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adjust display brightness
 
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access to contents panel or pages
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internal hyperlinks (within PDF file)
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external hyperlinks (to files on internet)
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page layout as originally intended
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adjust text to fit on tiny displays
 
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reliability of operation
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Amazon Kindle software is great if you just want to read the book and nothing else because it lets you adjust display brightness to make the reading experience more pleasurable. However, for everything else a standard PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Acrobat) is recommended. And there’s absolutely no point trying to read most MMMSP books on a smartphone.

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